Uva-Ursi Leaf Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Arberry, Bear's Grape, Kinnikinnick, Mealberry, Mountain Box, Mountain Cranberry, Red Bearberry, Sagackhomi, Sandberry, Upland Cranberry, Uva Ursi
Scientific Name: Uva-Ursi, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi L., Ericaceae
Common Uses: Diuretic, strongly astringent, tonic, A bitter herb used for kidney and bladder infections, kidney stones, nephritis, diabetes, and hemorrhoids. Strengthens the heart muscle, used as a tonic, and helps disorders of the spleen, liver, pancreas, and small intestines. Good for female disorders. Also used in bronchitis, gonorrhea, diarrhea, and to stop bleeding. It is not necessary to drink the tea for long periods, because acute symptoms generally will disappear within a few days with treatment of bearberry leaf tea.
*Warnings: Contains arbutin, which hydrolyzes to the toxic urinary antiseptic hydroquinone. Use should be under medical supervision. Bearberry can lead to stomach distress, and prolonged use can produce chronic poisoning. High doses may cause nausea.
Origin: Found in dry, sterile, sandy or gravely soil, exposed rock. Arctic to northern United States. Europe and Mexico.